- Thuso Mbedu recently shared a teaser clip from the new international series she stars in, The Underground Railroad
- The star posted the clip to her social media accounts to give fans a taste of what they can expect when the show finally airs
- Thuso's video showed snippets of different characters accompanied by music which the star said showed more faces of people involved in the show
Thuso Mbedu is making moves overseas and the young performer is keeping Mzansi proud while she does it. The actress recently shared a teaser trailer to her social media accounts to build anticipation for her upcoming project, The Underground Railroad.
The video she posted was set to instrumental music and gave fans a closer look into the theme and feel of the Amazon limited series, in which Thuso plays the lead.
Thuso posted the clip, made up of snippets of different characters and scenes from the show, and wrote how the release date was getting closer so she wanted to share a closer look at the faces who were part of making it.
Thuso wrote as her caption:
"Here’s a small teaser where you get to see more of the faces that made the #TheUndergroundRailroad magical"
Mbedu is starring in the show as a character named Cora Randall. The period drama will reportedly follow Cora's journey as a young black girl in the American South. The storyline then has Cora escaping the Georgia plantation to find a literal underground railroad with secrets and networks beneath the treacherous land above.
The Underground Railroad and is based on the novel of the same name by Colson Whitehead. The book won the Pulitzer Prize in 2017. Mbedu is starring alongside actors Chase W. Dillon and Joel Edgerton.
Barry Jenkins, who directed all 10 episodes of the limited series, will sound familiar to readers as he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2017. The award was for his film Moonlight which won Best Picture after the famous Oscar mix-up.
Thuso Mbedu is clearly skyrocketing to international fame and Mzansi is only too excited to applaud her on her way.
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported on when Thuso Mbedu and Nomzamo Mbatha made SA proud by being featured on a talent list of up-and-coming Hollywood stars.
South Africans are being featured more regularly overseas such as Black Coffee, Charlize Theron, Elon Musk and Trevor Noah.
Two more South Africans are being recognised for their talent in Hollywood. Thuso Mbedu and Nomzamo Mbatha have been given the nod as they feature in Essence’s 20 Young Black Hollywood stars To Watch.
Nomzamo Mbatha comes in at number nine and has worked with some big names like Eddie Murphy. She landed a role in Coming 2 America, Murphy's sequel to the popular movie from decades ago.
Thuso Mbedu made her international debut in The Underground Railroad and she is likely to land some big roles int he future. She cut her acting teeth in her teens in the dramas Snake Park and Scandal. These two ladies have made South Africa proud and are paving the way for more young men and women on the silver screen.
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